Stored Value Wickets store all account information right on the
Wicket eliminating any need for networks and remote servers.
Stored Value Wickets keep three balances; a) an account balance
representing cash value, b) a bonus balance representing
promotional value that can be used but not refunded for cash,
and c) a loyalty points balance that tracks total money spent.
The Wicket Reader can be configured to communicate balance
information and debit requests over a serial data port, or
directly manage debits and produce output pulses to simulate a
Account Based Wickets store no
account information on the Wicket, but instead provide its
unique UserID number to the Wicket Reader for transmission to
other system equipment to access a remote network connected
database holding the customer's account information. Account
Based Wicket systems have the advantage of enabling features
such as fleet accounts with monthly billing, managing
personalized promotions, maintaining the account value if
the Wicket is lost, and other features which cannot be
implemented in a stored value system.